The End of the Road: Inside the 2022 U SPORTS WBB Final 8

Kingston, ON- As the buzzer sounded to bring the 2022 U Sports Women’s basketball Final 8 in Kingston to a close, it also brought to an end a season like no other. It was a season of highs and lows, ecstasy and disappointment. It was a season of uncertainty amid a global pandemic. It was a national championships that for a time didn’t seem certain to … Continue reading The End of the Road: Inside the 2022 U SPORTS WBB Final 8

Breaking down the First Round of the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS Draft.

Ottawa, ON – On Tuesday night, the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS draft results. Through the U SPORTS Developmental Player Program, the draft is a way for U SPORTS athletes either to play professionally after graduating or to receive professional experience during the summer months while not jeopardizing their eligibility with their schools. With two picks for each of … Continue reading Breaking down the First Round of the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS Draft.

What Lloyd Pandi leaving the Ravens means for Carleton

Ottawa, ON – Success breeds opportunity, but to keep that success going requires creativity. The Carleton Ravens have built their dynasty of the last 20 years by constantly bringing in fresh talent to build into their system and heading into 2022-2023 they be tasked with one of the most difficult replacements they’ve ever had to fill. On Sunday afternoon, a little under a week after … Continue reading What Lloyd Pandi leaving the Ravens means for Carleton

Three-Peat: The Carleton Ravens take down the Saskatchewan Huskies to win the 2022 Men’s Basketball National Championship

Edmonton, AB – It really had to be like this, didn’t it? If the question about the Raven was to be answered, about their future, about the grip they held on U SPORTS basketball, an answer couldn’t have been made if they had lost in the quarterfinal to Victoria. Or even if the ball had bounced another way a night ago and the Alberta Golden … Continue reading Three-Peat: The Carleton Ravens take down the Saskatchewan Huskies to win the 2022 Men’s Basketball National Championship

RAMS CAPTURE SCHOOL’S FIRST WBB NATIONAL TITLE

The Rams women’s basketball team played a complete game to win their program’s long-awaited first ever U SPORTS National Championship, as they beat the Winnipeg Wesmen 70-48 Sunday in Kingston. The Rams used a swarming defensive effort to take 2022 U SPORTS Player of the Year Keylyn Filewich out of the equation, as the superstar forward only managed 9 field goal attempts in the final, … Continue reading RAMS CAPTURE SCHOOL’S FIRST WBB NATIONAL TITLE

Alberta rebound and take down Queen’s to claim the bronze medal

Edmonton, AB – What do you do when you are hosting the national championship, are playing a semifinal game on a Saturday night, with a sold-out building of supporters, against the back-to-back defending national champion who you take to the final shot, but you lose? What do you do? How do you react the next night? That’s the question the Alberta Golden Bears were asked … Continue reading Alberta rebound and take down Queen’s to claim the bronze medal

Queen’s Gaels Cap Special Run with Historic Bronze Medal 

Kingston, ON- A day after a close loss to Winnipeg in the national semi-finals, the Queen’s Gaels rebounded to make history and win their first ever nationals medal in front of a lively home crowd at the Queen’s ARC.  “I’m really proud of what we did,” Queen’s head coach Claire Meadows noted. “We played our best three games of the season back-to-back-to-back and this weekend … Continue reading Queen’s Gaels Cap Special Run with Historic Bronze Medal 

Dalhousie close out an era of Tigers basketball with a fifth place finish

Edmonton, AB – It’s the game with the lowest stakes, but playing in the fifth-place game of a national championship might be the most difficult emotionally. Playing in this game means balancing a delicate mix of disappointment and yet also hope. The heartbreak of knowing that you have no chance at a medal no matter how well you play. Yet, at the same time, knowing … Continue reading Dalhousie close out an era of Tigers basketball with a fifth place finish

Huskies rely on mix of old and new to finish off Nationals 

Kingston, ON- As the clock wound down, the realization finally hit Saskatchewan Huskies fifth-year forward Summer Masikewich. Her university career was over. It was one with a national title, four Canada West titles, a U Sports Defensive Player of the Year Award and multiple other accolades.  As the buzzer sounded in her fifth-place game against the UPEI Panthers and her team celebrated an 80-48 career, her … Continue reading Huskies rely on mix of old and new to finish off Nationals 

Carleton wins last-second duel over Alberta and earns a shot at another national title

Edmonton, AB – “For as yourselves, your empires fall, And every kingdom hath a grave” William Harrington For the last 20 years, the Carleton Ravens have tightly held the crown in U SPORTS Basketball. The results speak for themselves. 12 of the last 15 Wilson Cups in Ontario. 15 of the last 18 National Championships. But for the first time, following Carleton’s 86-80 loss in … Continue reading Carleton wins last-second duel over Alberta and earns a shot at another national title